Quote by Theodore Parker
Let others laugh when you sacrifice desire to duty, if they will. You have time and eternity to rejoice in.
This quote encourages individuals to prioritize duty over personal desires, even if others find it amusing. It implies that sacrificing one's desires for what is morally right or responsible is valuable, as time and eternity will provide ample opportunities for joy and satisfaction. It suggests that personal happiness can still be found through fulfilling one's obligations and living a principled life, even if it is not immediately understood or appreciated by others.
Art and ideology often interact on each other; but the plain fact is that both spring from a common source. Both draw on human experience to explain mankind to itself; both attempt, in very different ways, to assemble coherence from seemingly unrelated phenomena; both stand guard for us against chaos.